46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Boston
— 10 nights
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
4
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
5
Baltimore
— 1 night
6
Annapolis
— 1 night
7
Washington DC
— 6 nights
8
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
9
Charlottesville
— 2 nights
10
Richmond
— 2 nights
11
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
12
Charleston
— 2 nights
13
Savannah
— 2 nights
14
Atlanta
— 3 nights
15
Chicago
— 3 nights

10
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Halibut Point State Park and George's Island. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Granary Burying Ground are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead), Lexington (Hancock-Clarke House, Buckman Tavern, &more) and Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through North End, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, contemplate the long history of Bunker Hill Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boston road trip planning website.

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Boston at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lexington, Chandler Hovey Park, Phillips House, Halibut Point State Park, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
Highlights from your plan
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library ©
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Met Cloisters. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Tenement Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, examine the collection at The Morgan Library & Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Belvedere Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in New York City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Independence Hall and Museum of the American Revolution. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, see the interesting displays at Penn Museum, take an in-depth tour of Franklin Print Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planning website.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gettysburg National Military Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Eternal Light Peace Memorial, admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue, thenstroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jennie Wade House, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, thenget engrossed in the history at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gibson's Photographic Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gettysburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in July, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Jennie Wade House ©
Jennie Wade House
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Walters Art Museum, Mount Clare Museum House and Historic Ships in Baltimore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore visit planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and subway; or fly. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Baltimore. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Walters Art Museum ©
The Walters Art Museum
Historic Ships in Baltimore ©
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Mount Clare Museum House ©
Mount Clare Museum House

1
night
Annapolis

Annapolis
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hammond-Harwood House as well as Annapolis Historic District.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Annapolis route maker site.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Annapolis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Annapolis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annapolis Historic District
Annapolis Historic District
Hammond-Harwood House ©
Hammond-Harwood House
Maryland State House ©
Maryland State House

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes U.S. National Arboretum, Washington National Cathedral, Dumbarton House, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Kenmore Plantation and Gardens are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Fredericksburg (Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Chatham Manor, &more), NRA National Firearms Museum (in Fairfax) and Billy Goat Trail (in Potomac). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Women in the Arts, steep yourself in history at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, and get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Annapolis to Washington DC in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Alexandria, NRA National Firearms Museum, Billy Goat Trail, George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. On the 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, thenexperience rural life at National Colonial Farm, and then steep yourself in history at George Mason's Gunston Hall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Thomas Stone National Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Historic Port Tobacco Village.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Vernon day trip planning website.

Drive from Washington DC to Mount Vernon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Vernon, with lows around °F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Tobacco, National Colonial Farm, George Mason's Gunston Hall
Highlights from your plan
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Thomas Stone National Historic Site ©
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
George Mason's Gunston Hall ©
George Mason's Gunston Hall

2
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carter Mountain Orchard, Trump Winery and Monticello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, learn about winemaking at Jefferson Vineyards, and then relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlottesville journey planning app.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Richmond.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Jefferson Vineyards ©
Jefferson Vineyards

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The John Marshall House and then view the masterpieces at Shockoe Bottom Clay. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Agecroft Hall & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Virginia Museum of History & Culture, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Fan District, and finally grab your bike and head to Virginia Capital Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Richmond visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Henricus Historical Park, Blandford Church and Cemetery, Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Highlights from your plan
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site ©
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park ©
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Henricus Historical Park ©
Henricus Historical Park

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You've added American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Bassett Hall, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, witness the site of a historic battle at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, thensteep yourself in history at George Wythe House, and finally don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historical Park, thencontemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, and finally explore the galleries of Moore House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Williamsburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Charleston.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yorktown
Highlights from your plan
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ©
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

2
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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online route builder.

Fly from Williamsburg to Charleston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
McLeod Plantation Historic Site ©
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Heyward-Washington House ©
Heyward-Washington House

2
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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, admire the masterpieces at Telfair Academy, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc..

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savannah travel route site.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Museum-lovers will appreciate High Museum of Art and College Football Hall of Fame. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Centennial Olympic Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, examine the collection at Carter Center, trek along Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©
National Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Lake Michigan. Get outdoors at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral, and examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip site.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Chicago is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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